Rent Season Two

1. CONVERSATION 14:  RED FLAGS

While Michelle drives and listens to a radio show about the mid-life/menopausal experience, she gets a text message from Gus asking her to meet him at their downtown spot since he’s on break from work. No sooner than she says yes, he pops the question. Once Michelle meets Gus, he pops yet another question which changes everything for both of them.

2. CONVERSATION 15:  COMPTON GIRL

Gus leaves he and Michelle’s neighborhood in the City of Angels, bike-to-bus and then bike to a nearby neighborhood, to meet Sonya, his older sister. Sonya complains about her minimum wage jobs, asks Gus if he’s living with an “older lady friend,” and then gets around to the real reason why she needs to talk to Gus. When Gus realizes what Sonya wants from him, he has more than a few things to say about it which changes their relationship forever.

3. CONVERSATION 16:  TRUTH AND LIES

For their first time, Gus and Michelle meet with Dr. Nowak, a couple’s therapist. Gus admits that what his sister told Michelle is true, yet Gus insists Michelle doesn’t need to know everything about his past. When Michelle says it’s her right, considering Gus wants her to have a deeper commitment with him, Gus explodes and Dr. Nowak digs into both Michelle and Gus’ histories, leaving them with important things to think about.

4. CONVERSATION 17:  THE MOVIE STAR

Michelle joins a new pet loss therapy group, and to her surprise meets famous British movie star, Seth Parker; the only one in the group who deeply identifies with Michelle’s share. Following the meeting, Seth invites Michelle for a car ride and discovers something unique about Michelle which convinces him she should follow a certain specific career path. Later, after Gus learns that Michelle hung out with Mr. Parker all afternoon and that his favorite movie star is now steering the direction of her career, Gus steers Michelle’s attention back to their relationship and the things Dr. Nowak suggested they think about.

5. CONVERSATION 18:  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS

After an emotional Narcotics Anonymous share, Alex, Michelle’s Amazon friend from Season One, looks for his keys in the parking lot outside the meeting and meets Peter, who’s found them. Alex breaks down and opens up to Peter about how much he wants to get high, so Peter gives him twelve-step advice along with his phone number. No sooner than Peter has said “goodnight,” Alex calls him back and the two men form a bond, but not in the ways they initially imagined.

6. CONVERSATION 19:  MEXICAN BROWN

Gus meets “his employer,” Jeremy, at one of their usual locations. Jeremy asks Gus why his sister Sonya would call him and say that Gus stopped working for him. Gus assures Jeremy he still works for him, but for different reasons now.